Joy Behar called President Donald Trump "the biggest mistake in modern history."
During the Sept. 11 episode of "The View," co-host Behar did not mince her words about the president of the United States, The Daily Caller reported.
“Well, first of all Trump is the biggest mistake in modern history,” Behar told the panel as they discussed former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's response to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey during his "60 Minutes" interview.
When asked about Trump's controversial decision to fire Comey, Bannon called it the biggest mistake in "modern political history," CBS reported.
"I don't think there's any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, we would not have a special counsel, yes," Bannon said. "We would not have the Mueller investigation. We would not have the Mueller investigation and the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going for."
Behar appeared to agree with Bannon.
“But you know what he’s saying, and I think it’s true,” she added. “It’s like if he [Trump] had kept Comey there we wouldn’t have [James] Mueller. Mueller is like a dog with the bone. Mueller has got material on them and he is going after them.”
Co-host Jedediah Bila believed Bannon practically confirmed that Trump has something to hide.
“I’m surprised too because it’s stupid,” Bila responded. “I mean Steve is a smart guy. What he’s essentially saying is you are right there is information. If he didn’t care -- if there was nothing on Trump he would come out and say ‘who cares guys let them investigate all they want… there’s nothin to find there.’ Instead he made it seemed like it was a big mistake because there was an investigation and now they’re going to do some work.”
“What do we know,” Behar responded. “We know that the Russians spent $100,000 for ads on Facebook targeting specific groups of people. How did they know what groups to target? Maybe [Paul] Manafort told them. Maybe Jared Kushner told them. Maybe Donald Jr. told them. So, that’s called collusion and Mueller knows that. So, it’s now getting closer.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also responded to the interview during a press briefing that same day, telling reporters that the administration has been "pretty clear" on its decision to let Comey go.
"The president was right in firing Director Comey; since [the] director's firing we've learned new information about his conduct that only provided further justification for that firing" Sanders said. "The president has been clear on his position on that front, he's very pleased with the new director and has full confidence in him to fully restore and lead the FBI."
Sanders added that she was not sure if Trump saw the "60 Minutes" interview, but said she was "sure it made for great TV."